UNION MINISTER for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye is paying a visit to New Zealand at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Wellington.

He held a meeting with officials from the Office for Disability Issues under the Ministry of Social Development on bilateral cooperation issues between the two countries yesterday morning.

The Union Minister explained the democratic transition processes of Myanmar, development of human rights in Myanmar, rights of persons with disabilities, including the enactments of laws and regulations for them, formation of national committee, work committees and sub-committees to promote their rights, draw state-level policies, strategies and work plans for focusing on participation of the disabled, the sector-wise programmes of government ministries to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, capacity-building of disabled persons in works, formation of an independent assessment committee for implementing UNCRPD, fundamental services, and enhancing confidence of the PWDs.

The Union Minister also visited the Sport New Zealand to discuss recreation and sport system for the PWDs.



(Translated by Aung Khin)

Photo: MNA

Ref: The Global New Light of Myanmar